Its been a busy day on my end and I am off to go play in the Wheelchair basketball exhibition tonight at Lexington Catholic High School at 7 pm. Come out if you can. If you dont, then know that Chad Ford’s ESPN Mock Draft has Kentucky players rising up the charts. In the latest edition (which is premium), John Wall is still listed as the #1 player in the draft and Cousins remains steady at #4. But Daniel Orton is rising quickly, all the way up to #11…a place that is amazing to me and has me shaking my head in disbelief. Patrick Patterson comes in at #12 and Eric Bledsoe follows at #18. For those of you scoring at home (or even if you are alone), that is five guys in the top 18 picks. Stunning.
Now of course the negative nancies will all go “how could you not make the Final Four with those players?” When they say that, shake your head and walk away. In a one game scenario, anything can happen. If you dont realize that, then arguing about basketball with the person is a completely fruitless enterprise…a lesson I am trying to learn more and more each day.
Congrats to all of these guys as they try to make their dreams come true.